WASHINGTON, DC – Following her recent visit to the southern border, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) helped introduce legislation to reduce the flow of fentanyl by providing much-needed resources to secure the southern border. The Stop Fentanyl at the Border Act increases staffing capacity and invests in more technology to detect illicit drugs and other contraband being smuggled through our ports of entry along the border.
Senator Rosen: “As a mother, my heart breaks for these families, these parents that are going through this and seeing their children die from fentanyl. This is why the Stop Fentanyl Act has to pass… The cartels are pushing those drugs up here to America.”
Anchor: “Senator Jacky Rosen introduced the Stop Fentanyl bill after a recent visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.”
Senator Rosen: “It’s investing over $5 billion in a couple of things. First of all, in the new technology and resources to stop the flow of drugs or other contraband from coming in, and then the border agents to analyze that.”
Anchor: “She says the money would go towards resources like new technology at the ports of entry to detect illegal drugs like fentanyl. She says something has to be done to stop it.”
Senator Rosen: “The Stop Fentanyl Act is going to put about $5 billion into the agency to give them the technology and people to stop the flow of drugs coming into this country, because families are torn apart by the drug crisis.”
Anchor: “And the Senator adds that the U.S. also needs to increase addiction and mental health resources to help stop the drug crisis.”